The Project

The “KITE fighters: Kids and Teachers Fighting for Inclusion” project aims to assist pedagogues working with young people, with a focus on diversities, to strengthen social inclusion, and promote peer-to-peer communication and team building.

The KITE fighters project stress the role of bullying as major threat for the self-development and for the growth of a healthy and inclusive society. In this context, the project wants to offer a concrete support to teachers and students, providing them with innovative methods and tools to cope with bullying situations and prevent the escalation of conflicts at school.

During our project, we will develop a national adaptation plans for schools, a toolkit for teachers, a teacher training curriculum, and run pilots in the classrooms. Finally, we will develop as part of our website a “KITE Empowerment Platform” for gaining access to teachers and download materials and case studies, based on storytelling, symbolwork, folk tales and other non-formal educational approaches.

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+: Key Action 2, Strategic Partnership for school education.

Objectives

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To equip teachers with tools to enhance their capability to support students, promoting their mental health/emotional intelligence development;

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To enable teachers to use creative and innovative methodologies as symbol work, storytelling, folk tales and other non-formal education approaches when working with disadvantaged students.

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Support schools to tackle Early School Leaving (ESL) and disadvantage and to offer quality education, enabling success for all students;

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Strengthening social inclusion skills of kids and teachers.

Activities

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Development of “Kite-fighter toolkit”: this is a collection of different tools, games and exercises, which teachers can use. It will include storytelling, symbol work and folk tales exercises;

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Elaboration of a curriculum and trainer’s guide for teacher training to empower teachers to use the Kite-fighter toolkit techniques as well as develop new professional and socio-emotional skills;

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Multiplier events and activities as well as delivering a set of mini-training events to empower local teachers and youth workers to use the KITE-fighter toolkit.

Results

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National Adaptation Plans for schools, written following desk and field researches in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Greece;

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KITE Fighter toolkit for teachers: Already available here;

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Teacher training curriculum and 30-hours teacher training course;

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Website including educational materials to be downloaded by teachers; links to other accessible materials and links to a Facebook group of KITE Fighters.